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Hello hello everyone, It’s been a little while since our migration— time flies fast! Despite the lack of announcements, we’ve made plenty of changes since the start of the year and are excited about the future.

Official Discord & huge $6,000 giveaways

Creating a Discord server has always been something requested by the community, and in fact, is the most suggested feature request we’ve ever had! For the past several months we’ve been testing the waters with a server for our Ultimate users, and it has been a big success. We’re now expanding the server beyond just Ultimates to all registered members of our community.​
We’re retiring our onsite Chat and instead have replaced it with an embedded version of the main chatting channel on the Discord. To access the server, you must associate your Discord account with your MC-Market account through this link. Doing so will grant you permissions based on your account upgrades.​
Our Chat rules have been rewritten as Discord rules, including new policies on advertising. We're only allowing for explicit promotion to be posted in the #self-promotion channel, but have plans to experiment with introducing an activity-based points system over the coming days.​
To celebrate the release of the server, we're giving away $6,000 worth of products and services to 300+ people from our community! All of these prizes have been contributed by generous members of our community and we are incredibly thankful to them. The giveaway includes giftcards, cryptocurrency, Nitro subscriptions, rainbow username colours, hosting credit, commission and product discounts, resource licenses... and even a lemon tree! Anyone who has been registered for at least 1 week is eligible to win by reacting in the #giveaways channel.​

Credits sale & Tebex partnership

We’ve partnered with Tebex, the game server payments and monetisation platform. Buying MC-Market Credits and Account Upgrades will now happen through Tebex Checkout, providing a simpler experience and far more payment gateway options. We’re happy to be working with a company so close to our community and are eager to work together in new ways moving forward that will bring lots of value to our community.​
For the next 24 hours, we’ll be offering an additional 10% off all purchases of MC-Market Credits! The discount is automatically applied on top of the existing bulk discounts. For existing advertisers now is a great time to stock up on Credits, and if you’ve never used our Ads manager before, it’s a great time to start.​

Security updates

There were many responses to our previous security announcement in which we explained the recent attacks by leak sites, who've been attempting to leverage 3rd party database leaks to hijack user accounts. The consensus has been that requiring more than just a password for authentication is definitely the best way forward for our community given the high value of our user accounts, but that the way it's handled now is incredibly tedious and likely to dissuade potential buyers from registering and using the platform. To satisfy our need for security without impairing usability and bombarding users with verification pages, we've taken a look at how other platforms with 2FA requirements, like Discord, handle user authentication and decided to take a similar approach.​
From now on, when you authenticate your device (and trust it), that device will be remembered for twelve months as opposed to one. Sessions still expire, and you will still need to re-log once a month, however, when you go to re-log at the end of the month, you will not need to re-authenticate the device through 2FA as well. Furthermore, users are no longer required to go through the process of enabling 2FA. Email verification has been removed from the 2FA options and is active by default if a 2FA option is not enabled. We’ve also tightly integrated email verification into our normal authentication processes so that we can skip it entirely in every step where it is redundant, such as password changes, user registrations, security lock resets, etc, which already require email access.​
If at any point, you would like to remove 2FA trust for a device, or if you simply can’t remember what devices you’ve 2FA trusted, please navigate to https://www.mc-market.org/account/two-step/ and either select “Stop trusting this device” or “Stop trusting other devices”. If neither options show, that means there are currently no devices 2FA trusted for your account.​

Twitter giveaway!

You may have noticed that our Twitter has been getting lots of love recently! We've been pushing to engage more with everyone and promote the great content posted on MC-Market. We're currently hosting a giveaway to celebrate hitting 1500 followers this month. Go check it out!​
Prizes include:
- 3 Animated rainbow username for 3 months​
- 3 Ultimate upgrades​
- Advertising credits for everyone who enters​
If you tweet your product or service then please tag @MCMarket_org for a chance to be retweeted by us and we can grow together. We'd love to hear your feedback and ideas on what we should tweet out going forward too.​

Staff changes

Our goal continues to be to expand the staff team to ensure we can continue to improve on our support times. Based on the success of past rounds, we have decided that we will reopen staff applications. The requirements to apply are private and if you meet them you will see a tab in the navigation bar to apply for staff. We've modified the requirements to allow for a wider range of users access to the application. We encourage all users who see the application to apply. In addition to staff applications, we have promoted new members to the team and have made the following internal changes in order to address response times.​
  • Vierdant, Kyonei and Save have been promoted to Chat Moderator
  • Lollipop56 and Patrick have been promoted to Moderator
  • Tofty has been promoted to Transaction Arbiter
  • Marc has resigned
  • Geek has stepped down as Transaction Arbiter to Moderator

Bug fixes bonanza

Thank you for your support from our previous announcement, it was motivating to see such an overwhelmingly positive response from you all, despite a few snags along the way. These bugs have all been relatively small but just difficult to find and fix. Thank you to everyone who has created a bug report in the past few months to help us with finding them. Some of the minor changes we’ve made since our previous announcement include:​
  • Fixed user feedback totals were showing an inaccurate count
  • Fixed reputation score not showing on everyone’s postbit
  • Fixed users being able to view feedback that had been deleted
  • Fixed resources licenses incorrectly displaying as inactive when active
  • Fixed larger resources sometimes returning incomplete or empty downloads from our cache
  • Fixed resource placeholder injector not handling ASCII characters within UTF-8 encoded zip entries properly
  • Fixed issue where suspended users could still post messages on threads
  • Fixed smilies not working in Chat
  • Fixed thread icons not working in all forums they were intended to
  • Fixed transaction disputes not displaying responses to some users
  • Fixed resources purchase tab to now link to the downloads tracking page
  • Fixed PayPal transaction descriptions not displaying the user ID of buyers
  • Fixed users being able to register accounts without entering a date of birth
  • Fixed reporting others not working and resulting in a console error
  • Fixed transaction dispute responses not requiring approval from transaction arbiters
  • Fixed purchasing Ultimate using payment methods other than MC-Market Credits
  • Fixed Ultimate users not receiving the Ultimate $5 name colours
  • Fixed giving the generous medal to users who gift others account upgrades
  • Fixed contests & giveaways and transaction disputes forms displaying redundant information
  • Increased stability with the ads manager, fixed several minor things that caused issues with ads going inactive when they shouldn’t
  • Made it easier to view ad auctions you’re not yet involved in
  • Countless minor improvements to the theme, especially to our new resource image carousel
  • Added an additional API endpoint for searching members by their Discord ID who've associated their account.
  • Overhauled the official JS API wrapper to fully utilise Promise resolving/rejecting & add TypeScript support.
  • Increased image cap on the forum to 100 for Ultimate users and 50 for regular users
  • Updated chat archive to show 100 results per page rather than just 25
  • Made significant adjustments to filter options, especially for models
  • Adjusted phrasing of the account deactivation confirmation message
  • Adjusted rule 6.2 to refer to transaction disputes rather than scam reports
  • Removed gleam.io from our censor list
  • Remove the mention of ‘personal’ accounts from rule 1.4
  • Added :unsure: and :muscle: smilies for Ultimate users
  • Removed Herobrine
Thanks for your ongoing support. I look forward to chatting with you in our Discord soon!

Mick
 
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Absolutely amazing! <3
 
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One of the best updates in a very long time (outside of the new website), very well done mick
 

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Glad to be contributing! Awesome that you're working with Tebex :eek:
 

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Updates are looking great !
 

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Absolutely amazing what you are doing with MC-Market Mick, congrats!
 

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Yay! Amazing what has happend with MC-Market! Mick You are doing an amazing job! love it!
 

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